OLDWICK, NJ, April 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” (Excellent) to Federated Specialty Insurance Company (Federated Specialty) (Dover, DE). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Concurrently, AM Best has affirmed the FSR of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term ICRs of “aa-” (Superior) of Federated Mutual Insurance Company (Federated Mutual) and its main subsidiaries, Federated Service Insurance Company, Federated Reserve Insurance Company and Granite Re, Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK). These companies are collectively referred to as Federated Mutual Group (Federated). Additionally, AM Best has affirmed the FSR of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term ICRs of “aa-” (Superior) of Federated Life Insurance Company (Federated Life). The outlook of these ratings is stable. All companies are domiciled in Owatonna, MN unless otherwise specified.
The ratings of Federated Specialty reflect the company’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).
Federated Specialty is a newly formed specialty insurer focusing on US excess and surplus lines accounts. These ratings reflect Federated Specialty’s strategic importance to its parent company, along with its common ownership and management, and the implicit and explicit support provided to Federated Specialty by Federated Mutual.
The ratings of Federated reflect the group’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate ERM.
Federated maintains the strongest level of risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), supported by a conservative investment portfolio, favorable reserve development and strong reinsurance program. Additionally, the group has reported consistent profitability with generally favorable return metrics. Federated provides a range of commercial property and casualty coverages throughout most of the continental United States.
The ratings of Federated Life reflect the company’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate ERM.
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